Ex-F1 driver believes Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton are ‘the best in the business’

Sir Lewis Hamilton chased after Max Verstappen in the closing laps of the 2022 Hungarian Grand Prix.

Sir Lewis Hamilton has announced that he’s become part-owner of NFL side the Denver Broncos, based in Colorado.

The seven-time World Champion regards the American state as his “home”, with it being the place he resides during the winter.

The Mercedes F1 Team driver owns a home in the state, a place he says is full of “love and memories”.

Having recently failed in a bid to buy Chelsea Football Club, the Brit has joined the Walton-Penner Family Ownership Group, who have bought the NFL team for $4.65bn (£3.81bn).

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The fee is a new record for an American sports franchise, adding another record to Hamilton’s collection.

Former driver Paul Di Resta believes the 37-year-old is “incredible”, for being able to work on so many different projects at the same time.

“Incredible,” Di Resta instantly stated on Sky Sports News.

“What I find incredible with Lewis is how he’s able to adapt his personality, adapt his thinking into other worlds not only thinking on the top of a sport like Formula One and what that takes to drive a team forward.

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“Especially Mercedes this year and where they’ve got from the start to this summer break and on the back of the consistent results he’s had stand out.”

Hamilton has been on an incredible run as of late, having finished on the podium at five consecutive races.

The Mercedes driver showed great racecraft at the recent Hungarian Grand Prix, where he made his way from fourth to second late on in the race.

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Di Resta labelled Hamilton and reigning World Champion Max Verstappen as the “best in the business”, with the duo being “far in front”.

“I think him and Max, when you look at what they did a couple of days ago in Hungary and shows you they are the best in the business and far in front of everyone else, and then to think about what life will be after.

“Lewis has obviously got great people behind him and that only drags interest into our sport. It drags our sport into their sport and it just gets to thinking and I think from the stage on America that’s obviously a big part of it.”